Congratulations! It is beautiful...absolutely beautiful!
Peter VanBogart and crew at Cascade AutoSport are truely artists! I'm really glad to see them expand their fabrication, preparation and restoration work to historic cars! I saw your car in his shop afer blasting and primer. The transformation is incredible!
Now...when will you rally it! What's your schedule?
( ps: Did you know Peter won the very first Historic Rally Cup award for the "Best Prepared Historic Rally" car at the Wild West ProRally in 2000? It was a turbocharged 1979 VW Rabbit, and that car won the same "Best Prepared" award again at the Oregon Trail ProRally in 2001.)
I'd like to make the Mt Hood club rally but I am not overconfident!
There are probably plenty of ex-rally Cortinas out there rusting away somewhere.
The Mk II is also unusual in that (in UK) they were rendered obsolete within a year and a bit of their debut by the Escort Twin Cam (of which I also own one!) [a href="http://www.drizzle.com/~glenn/twink"]click here[/a]
But the Mk II has always been a special car to me.
You might notice a few Mk 1 Escort parts used on it, but you will of course realize that period Mk II Cortina rally equipment doesn't quite grow on trees.
Yeah, he was willing to sell that with the hot engine or with a stock one. Pretty pricey. I did not see it. LHD though I think.
I just got an email offer to buy my Escort from the UK, Twin Cams are getting so scarce there they fetch more than an RS1600 which is a bit nutty.
I really need to create a registry of Mk 1 Escorts in the US. There is a chap in Chicago with a rusty LVX946J, the Sears tires sponsored Safari Escort. Interesting in that it was not seam welded due to it being a last minute entry and the prep hasty.
Are there potential RS1600 or Escort twinkies (or even a Mexico for god's sake) for sale in this country? IF and when I decide I've thrashed as much as I can out of the MG, the RS1600 is the "dream car." 'course, funding might be an issue....